All-on-4 Dental Implants

Dental implants are an amazing restorative treatment to replace missing teeth, but not everyone is a candidate.

Using the All-on-4® dental implant method, our skilled dentists can help patients with low jawbone density qualify.

Dr. Edgar S. Pelayo and Dr. Nalleley L. Acosta in Los Algodones, MX, can help you restore your smile.

All-on-4 vs. Traditional Dental Implants

Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots to support dentures and other restorations. Implants are the only dentistry procedure that can stop and prevent the jawbone atrophy that occurs with tooth loss.

For patients missing all their natural teeth along an arch, dentures can restore oral health, function, and appearance. However, traditional implant-supported dentures require about six to eight implants and strong jawbone density to restore a full arch. If you suffer from jawbone deterioration, you may not qualify for traditional dental implants without a bone graft.

Enter the All-on-4 procedure. Using the All-on-4 method, the dentists at our Los Algodones dental office can place a denture supported by just four implants. Two of these dental implants are strategically placed at 45-degree angles to maximize the existing bone material. 

All-on-4 dental implant denture

Take a Look at How All-on-4 Implants are Placed

During your All-on-4 treatment at our Los Algodones dental clinic, your dentist will place four implants along your dental arch. They will then attach abutments to each dental implant. This allows your custom denture to be secured to the implants.

Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

The All-on-4 method of dental implant placement has several benefits, including:

Restored Oral Function

Dental implants and custom restorations can restore your oral function, allowing you to eat the foods you love and speak with confidence. There is no risk of your dentures slipping as they are secured directly to the implants.

Restored Appearance

Missing teeth can be embarrassing and cause you to hide your smile. With All-on-4 dental implants and a beautiful denture, you can smile confidently once again. 

Faster Recovery

Because fewer implants are needed for All-on-4 treatment, recovering from the procedure is typically faster than traditional implant placement

Immediate Placement

In some cases, we can place a temporary denture on the day of implant placement so you can enjoy a restored smile faster while your permanent dentures are being crafted. 

Concerned About Costs? Dental Tourism Makes Care Affordable

We pride ourselves on providing advanced, experienced care at affordable prices. Our Los Algodones dental clinic provides All-on-4 dental implants and custom restorations at a fraction of the price of care in the United States. 

To further help, we accept most insurance providers and we also accept CareCredit® to finance your treatment into monthly payments. 

Candidates for All-on-4 Dental Implants

While All-on-4 is a great dental treatment option for many patients, not everyone is a candidate. You may be a candidate if you:

Are Missing Most or All of Your Natural Teeth

The All-on-4 method of implant placement is meant to restore a full arch. This means patients who are missing a few teeth are not a candidate. However, they may still qualify for other types of implant-supported restorations, such as crowns

Have Sufficient Existing Bone

Though the All-on-4 method does help patients with some level of bone loss qualify for implant placement without bone grafts, you still must have sufficient bone in your jaw. For patients with moderate to severe jawbone deterioration, you may still need a bone graft or sinus lift before implant placement.

Have Good Oral Health

You must be in good oral health and free from gum disease and tooth decay. This is to ensure a healthy foundation for your dental implants. Our Los Algodones dentistry practice offers comprehensive dental care to help you qualify for implants.

Do Not Use Tobacco

Tobacco is not only bad for your overall health, but also your oral health. Tobacco use has been linked to a higher rate of implant failure. It is best that you stop smoking and using other tobacco products before your implant procedure.

Have the Right Arch Width

Patients with a wider arch may need five or six implants to ensure their denture has enough support. Our dentists will determine the number of dental implants right for your needs during your consultation. 

All-on-4 Timeline

Experience a beautifully restored smile with the All-on-4 dental implant method without breaking the bank.
Experience a beautifully restored smile with the All-on-4 dental implant method without breaking the bank.


During your initial consultation at our Los Algodones practice, your dentist will examine your mouth to determine if the All-on-4 dental implant method is right for you.


Before your treatment begins, the area will be numbed. We also offer sedation options for a higher level of comfort. 

Implant Placement

A small incision is made in the gums before the implants are inserted into the jaw. We use surgical guides for precise placement. An abutment is then added to the implant.

Temporary Denture

In many cases, your dentist can place a temporary denture, allowing you to enjoy a restored smile immediately. 

Permanent Denture

Once your permanent denture is ready, your dentist will remove the temporary denture and secure your permanent denture to the implants.

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Frequently Asked Questions About All-on-4 Treatment

Does All-on-4 placement hurt?

We have ways to minimize discomfort. You will be thoroughly numbed before your dental treatment begins to ensure you do not feel any pain. Our Los Algodones dentists also offer sedation dentistry options so you can comfortably undergo your much-needed dental work.

Is it safe to travel to Los Algodones for dental work like All-on-4 treatment?

Yes! Los Algodones is very safe for visitors and many American patients travel here for dental tourism. Additionally, our dentists are extensively trained to provide the highest level of care possible. You do not have to sacrifice quality and safety when you choose St. Thomas Dental Center in Mexico. 

How much will my All-on-4 treatment cost?

Every patient is different, and prices will vary based on factors like preparatory dental work and materials used in denture fabrication. We are dedicated to ensuring you get the care you need. Not only are we more affordable than care in the United States, but because our Los Algodones practice is owned by the dentist, we also have greater flexibility to provide more affordable care. We can also work with your insurance and budget.

Have more questions about All-on-4 or other dental work at our Los Algodones practice?

"Dr.’s and Staff were able to complete all work on time. One of the best experiences I have had at a dentist ever! Thanks for all your help!"
Richard Brockway

St. Thomas Dental Center

Welcome to St. Thomas Dental Center of Los Algodones, Mexico. We are a team of dental professionals led by Dr. Edgar S. Pelayo and Dr. Nalleley L. Acosta. We provide affordable and comprehensive dental care, including dental implants, to patients throughout North America. Our professional affiliations include:

  • ADA: American Dental Association
  • AAID: American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • ITI: International Team for Implantology
  • ICOI: International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • AGD: Academy of General Dentistry

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us at: (928) 554-2060

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